The Marshall County Hoopfest is well-known all across the country as “Kentucky’s great HS tournament” but McCracken County high school is putting on a great tournament next weekend.
McCracken County has had some good talent over the past years, but nothing like it’s going to be this season. Tyler Ulis, Trey Lyles, Thon Maker, Thomas Bryant, and Montaque Gill-Caeser will all be featured in the classic next weekend, and it will give Kentucky fans to the future of the program.
Some other names that Kentucky fans may remember are Cliff Alexander, Josh Perkins, Angel Delgado, and Emmanuel Mudiay all who had Kentucky interest, but decided to go elsewhere. Mudiay was the only one with a Kentucky offer throughout their recruitment.
I have seen Tyler Ulis play once, and he is very fun to watch. I will admit he is small, and I know that scares some Kentucky fans, but he is from Chicago, and doesn’t back down from anybody.
The reason I wrote about the tournament is because it is obviously loaded with talented, but we have to attend these events to keep them coming with top-notch talent. Kentucky fans who like recruiting will be in heaven as everybody on Kentucky’s radar for the upcoming season will be in attendance except for Devin Booker, and Torian Graham who doesn’t have a Kentucky offer……..yet.
Anybody wanting to know the schedule for the entire event can visit MustangMadnessTournament.com.
Speaking of Torian Graham he recently told scoutfocus.com that “His heart is set on Kentucky if they offer.” I don’t think this has gotten as much attention as it deserves, but he is a tremendous ball player from the JUCO ranks, and would be a huge addition late for the 2014 class.